Our goal is to build and sustain free housing that will support patients and their families in North Central Montana.
For many years, there has been a great need in our community for patient housing while receiving outpatient treatment. A patient housing facility has become our top priority.
Read inspiring highlights below!
How can you help?
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To find out more information on how you can help, please call 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.
SOLD OUT- Leaving a Legacy Gala - October 24th, 2019

All proceeds raised will benefit the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation’s cancer patient housing project, the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing. Every penny of your donation will go to help patients traveling to Great Falls. We are so very grateful for your support.

For more information, please contact Samantha at 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.

Thank you to BlueCross BlueShield of Montana, Dick Anderson Construction, Clinic Cancer Care and Great Falls Clinic for your Platinum Sponsorship!
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
My Sister's Experience with Cancer by Lori Henderson
Everyone has an event in his or her lifetime, where they remember where they were and what they were doing when bad news was delivered. One such memorable event for most us was the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Another event for me was the day my 21 year-old sister, Diana, called to tell us her doctor had just informed her that she had cancer. It was a cold December morning and I was sitting on the couch feeding my one month-old son. I remember feeling a cold and sinking feeling wash over me. What? How could it be? No young newlywed with her own flourishing business in a small community should hear that kind of news—it was earth-shaking and devastating. 

Diana had to drive to Great Falls the next day to see her doctor and then she would meet with an oncologist to discuss chemotherapy. She started chemotherapy right after Christmas—she would have chemo every day for a week and then have three weeks off. Initially the treatments weren’t too bad but it didn’t take long for the chemo side effects to make her unbelievably sick. To add insult to injury, she had to endure the 75-mile round-trips to Great Falls during the long cold Montana winter. There were days of blizzards, icy roads, and frigid temperatures. Family members each took turns taking time away from jobs to take her to Great Falls. She was simply too sick to drive herself—most of the time on the way home, she was so sick she could barely hold her head up. 

It was a very long year for my sister and my family. It would have been so much easier if she had not had to endure those trips during treacherous weather, especially when she was feeling so ill. Fortunately, for all of us, her cancer treatments were a success and to this day she is so grateful for the wonderful care that she received at the Great Falls Clinic. 

Please support the Legacy Foundation’s fundraiser to build free housing for patients who have to travel to Great Falls for healthcare. The Foundation is committed to serving our communities along the Hi-Line and surrounding areas. The Foundation cares for the safety and well-being of patients and families who must travel to our community for care.  
Diana Beats Cancer
Diana is pictured with her husband, their two daughters with their husbands and their grandchild. They also recently just welcomed their second grandchild in May 2019.
Check out upcoming events below!
In this FREE educational seminar, speaker Randy Knowles, will educate the public on wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other confusing stuff, including charitable giving.

JCCS, certified public accountants will also be available to discuss any tax related questions and/or topics.

Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center
Conference Room
3000 15th Ave South

We will have a morning session and an afternoon session available to the public - BOTH sessions will cover the same information so there is no need to attend both.

SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME TO ENSURE ATTENDANCE. To register for this course, please call Samantha at 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2. 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
Paver Naming Opportunities Available
Create a Lasting Tribute

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation has different size pavers available within the future patient housing facility (as shown to the left).

Please help support the new project by honoring or memorializing a special loved one with a commemorative paver prominently displayed with a personal inscription within the facility.

Each paver is durable and engraved with your message. The cost is $1,000 for a 12" x 12" size ( UPDATE: 20 MORE JUST ADDED! ), $750 for an 8" x 8" size and $500 for a 4" x 8" size paver. Pavers will be placed in visible locations and be of a material consistent with the decor and architecture of the new facility.

For more information or to reserve a paver, please call Samantha at 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.

Or you can complete the paver form online at www.gfclegacy.org/donate .
Current Campaign Status Update - 76% Completion!
The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $1.97M mark and we are moving right along. Our capital campaign goal is $2.6M and with current funds, we are at 76% of our goal and we hope to break ground in 2019 on the proposed facility.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the Foundation, please call 406-771-3107, email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com or click the button below.
September 2019 Donors
Here we recognize our donors for each month in the following month's newsletter. Below is a list of donor names that donated to our Foundation last month:
  • Walline Campbell
  • Eric and Pam Chigbrow
  • Lindsey DeBolt
  • Robert and Kim Delong
  • Justin Donaldson
  • Great Falls Clinic
  • Great Falls Clinic Employees
  • Great Falls Voyagers
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Claude and Doris Isaacs
  • Patti Jasinski
  • JCCS
  • Dr. Tony Lenz
  • Marci Lorio
  • Jim and Sandra Lundquist
  • Dr. Bob and Dr. Nancy Maynard
  • Dr. Robert and Ardie McClure
  • Leonard and Rachelle Murphy
  • Sean and Rachel Pahut
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Thomas and Guyla Streit
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor
  • Trane
  • US Bank
  • Mark and Mary Willmarth
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